Denis Lavant reads/says the poem Vents
by Saint-John Perse (1946), accompanied by Quentin Rollet (saxophones) and Patrick Müller (electrosonic). With the participation of Romain Perrot
Denis Lavant has chosen to interpret "Vents" in an emphatic, theatrical and extraordinarily lively way. From this recording made in one take, Patrick Müller, with the help of Quentin Rollet on saxophone, accompanied this long poem, in a way that is not at all easy or illustrative: he sculpts the sound material by accumulating in a subtle way electroacoustic treatments which considerably enrich and renew these 38 minutes of great evocative power. Experimentation is constant there, without however taking precedence over the text and the always astonishing voice of Denis Lavant.
Denis Lavant (born 1961 in Neuilly-sur-Seine) is a French actor. He has worked with Robert Hossein, Patrice Chéreau, Claude Lelouch, Léos Carax, Kim Ki-duk
, Jacques Weber, Claire Denis, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Harmony Korine
), Jean-Pierre Mocky, Arnaud & Jean-Marie Larrieu
Thierry Müller, known for his albums under the name
, and his hit "Polaroid/Roman/Photo" under the name
of Ruth, creates music mixing, among others, synthesizers and guitar
since the late 1970s.
See also Ilitch
Quentin Rollet (born 1974) started playing the alto saxophone at the age of 11 and the sopranino saxophone at 37. After a few years spent unlearning the teaching of the conservatory, he devoted himself solely to free improvisation. This led him to play on record or on stage with groups as varied as Nurse With Wound
, Prohibition, The Red Krayola, Mendelson, David Grubbs
, Herman Dune, Akosh S.
Unit, Thierry Müller
, Rubin Steiner, eRikm
, Jac Berrocal
, Andrew Liles
... He is the co-founder of the labels Rectangle
(with Noël Akchoté
and Bisou Records